Photos: Rafa celebrates the #1000 with a huge win!
Rafa fights Kohlschreiber from 0-6 to win 6-2 6-3 and reach the last 16 at the Miami Open on Sunday.
It was a milestone outing for the 14-time grand-slam champion, who recorded his 822nd ATP win as he seeks a maiden Miami Open title.
“One thousand matches is a lot of matches. Obviously that’s good news because that says I am having a long career,” Nadal.
“During a lot of years, I heard that I’m going to have a short career, so it’s something important for me.
“I remember the first match very well because it was at home in Mallorca. It was my first victory on the ATP and was a great feeling.”
Congrats Rafa, Vamos for another 1000!!
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